EY appoints 30+ partners in Consulting and Strategy & Transactions

03 June 2021 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read
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The partnership team at EY Australia has welcomed 70 new additions, 30+ of which work in the firm’s Consulting and Strategy & Transactions divisions.

Professional services firm EY has made 40 mid-year partnership promotions in Australia, together with 30 formally announced partners recruited from rivals since October. Altogether 26 of the new partners are members of EY’s Consulting division, including 15 internal elevations – with the number mirroring the additions made in September.

“Our people are our greatest asset as a firm and I look forward to working with each and every one of them as we help our clients navigate their way through the extraordinary change that we are seeing as our part of the world starts to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic,” said incoming CEO David Larocca, who will succeed Tony Johnson from the beginning of next month.

EY appoints 26 partners in Consulting and Strategy & Transactions
Beyond the Consulting elevations, eleven new partners belong to the Strategy & Transactions business, in what the firm says will fuel growth of its strategy consulting and corporate finance practice. This unit houses EY-Parthenon and EY Port Jackson Partners, which was formed in the first half of last year, as well as the firm’s M&A practices.

Elsewhere, ten of the promoted partners were in the firm’s Assurance division, and eight from tax – with the total partnership pushing toward 650.

Larocca also pointed to the proportion of new female partners – 43 percent – taking the total ratio to 30 percent and putting the local firm on track for its 40 percent goal by 2026. “Personally, I am proud of the firm’s ability to continue efforts to bring greater diversity to the EY partnership and today represents another step forward on this ongoing journey,” he said.

The mid-year partnership announcement follows the 70 new partners named at Deloitte last week, yet EY was keen to promote its lateral recruitment successes. Larocca: “Our ability to continue to promote market-leading talent to the EY Partnership over the last 12 months is a resounding testament to the strong brand EY has as a leading distinctive and trusted professional services firm.“

An overview of the new partners in EY’s Consulting and Strategy & Transaction divisions:

Lateral partner recruits – Consulting:
Alexander Andrenacci (ex-Accenture)
Mary Sabin (Accenture)
Daniel Wong (Accenture)
Damien Hudson (DXC)
Kerrie McGrath (PwC)
Robert Martin (PwC)
Nicholas Davison (PwC)
Andrew Lorken
Cameron Lynch
May Lam
Sanjay Sridher

Lateral partner recruits – Strategy & Transactions:
Miles Tam (Strategy&)
Chris Paxton (Strategy&)
Paul Boulus
Kym Peake

Further reading: Strategy consultancy EY Port Jackson Partners hires new partners.
Internal promotions – Consulting:
Anthony Bousles (joined 2015)
Ashish Verma (2018)
Bhavani Inbasegaran (2009)
David Millar (2008)
Dev Sharma (2014)
Jimmy Joseph (2010)
Kim Brennan (2016)
Kim Laubscher (2019)
Maygan Grischy (2020)
Menchi Schneier (2003)
Nicola Commins (2019)
Oliver Greiter (2017)
Tristan Masters (2018)
Vikrant Mulgund (2013)
Tanya Mears (2007)

Internal promotions – Strategy & Transactions:
Brett Laing (2008)
Clare Giacomantonio (2014)
David Kennedy (2006)
Tracy Floro (2011)
Tristan Bowie (2004)
Mark Leslie (2019)
Dominic Leary (2019)